José Mourinho has a big problem at Manchester United.
Or several big problems.
It is clear that the ‘Red Devils’ have not reached a quarter of the objectives raised when Ferguson left. Starting by getting a candidate who, at least, offered regularity in the good results.
The thing about Moyes was terrible. Van Gaal seemed to have everything to take hold, but it was not like that. Quite the opposite.
When the arrival of Mourinho was announced, expectations were high. Maybe too much.
The Portuguese have not had a successful step in Manchester and everything points to this season will not be important titles: Premier League and Champions League.
Is it the fault of ‘Mou’?
I think so, but not absolute.
Let’s analyze the other keys of the evident bad performance:
It is not a secret that certain players have not performed as expected.
Alexis Sanchez could materialize throughout this season, but his first six months (and part of this start) has been forgotten. Very far from that player who marveled at the Emirates Stadium.
Paul Pogba is somewhat irregular. Contribute to the team, but I – and all of you – know I could give more. Especially since he has already done it in another club.
The Frenchman’s position is a debate that will never end.
Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata and Anthony Martial are others who have been lazy, but here it seems Mourinho’s fault. The three have played out of their positions and very few minutes.
When Rashford plays for forwarding marks. Extreme is wasted.
Or not, Spain?
And, as I could not miss, the defensive line. The eternal problem of Manchester United.
Bailly and Rojo (crystal). Lindelof (without adaptation / level). Jones and Smalling (a disaster).
Five names, no guarantee.
You had to sign in Zone 1, but …
The leadership is also to blame and this season was confirmed.
Mourinho spoke of having necessary signings for the team, which did not arrive. They never did it!
On the contrary, Fred arrived that, easily, his position could be occupied by another of the staff.
Without the necessary signings and bad performances included, Mourinho has a great dilemma …
What will happen to this Manchester United?